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by Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The capital of Ceará State, Fortaleza sits on Brazil's north east coast and is the home of famous Brazilian writer José de Alencar. Far less business-centric than last week's World Cup city focus, Brasilia, Fortaleza is famous for tourism, beautiful beaches, delicious seafood and a unique carnival, held annually in July.

Somewhat outshone during the traditional carnival period by neighbors Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?